Beneath the Surface with Paul MuranoPaul discusses with guest Michael Hughes the state of higher education and whether it is worth the undertaking -- intellectually, financially, and morally. Topics: education, college, university, money, purpose, career, knowledge, wonder, Hughes, Murano
Paul talks with Bob Leblanc and Sherif Girgis, co-author of best selling book, "What is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense. Topics: marriage, sexes, family, homosexual, traditional, natural, children, truth
Lively show on Racism and Christmas.Guests: Tom Duggan, Editor of the Valley Patriot Newspaper, and Kent Niebuhr, Catholic stay-at-home father of seven. Topics: Race, white, black, Hispanic, Latino, bigotry, discrimination, hatred, love, caucasoid, mongoloid,...
Paul interviews three middle-aged single adults about their lifestyles, personal freedom, loneliness, and strategy in finding spousal love. Topics: single, love, marriage, middle aged, dating, courting, culture, secularism
Was Pope Francis the right man for the award? Why did a secular magazine choose him? Is there any false hope fostered about what he will do regarding unchangeable Church teaching? Paul and his guests tackle these questions and much more. Topics: pope, francis, vatican, Catholic, Church, Time, magazine, religious, secular, doctrine, leblanc,...
In this Veteran's Day special Paul talks with a former sailor of the U.S. Navy as well as a Lt. Col. of the U.S. Air Force - about the history U.S. military action, the notion of "just war", and their own experiences in the military as veterans. Interesting dialogue. Topics: navy, air force, submarine, submariner, united states, military, defense, war, peace
What is Advent? Why is it important to all people, Christian and non-Christian? What is this idea that everyone pines for a Savior? Join Paul and his guests John Tuturice and Fr. Dwight Hoeberechts in going beneath the surface on this season of wonder. Topics: Adavent, Christmas, Savior, mankind, truth, love
Guests Tennis Lilly and Tom Duggan engage in a battle of ideas over whether or not the claims of global warming advocates should be heeded. Topics: global warming, climate change, temperature, weather, duggan, lilly, murano, beneath, surface
This week Paul and his guests Bob Leblanc talk about the notion of church-state separation and how it relates to the U.N.'s latest demand regarding Catholicism. Topics: United Nations, Church, Catholic, history, colonies, europe, United States
Host Paul Murano speaks with Kent Niebuhr on the pursuit of happiness: The original documents of our nation speak of it, but how have we over the years been pursuing it? What is happiness, and how do we attain it? We take a light look at happiness in popular songs, and then go beneath the surface on what it means to be happy. Topics: happy, happiness, culture, love, declaration, music, songs, murano, niebuhr
Go beneath the surface with Paul Murano as he discusses the Resurrection and Sainthood with Fr. Jurgin Liias and Mr. Kent Niebuhr. Must-hear radio! Topics: saint, sainthood, resurrection, judgment, body, soul, communion of saints, last day, Easter
Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano. Paul tries to go beneath the surface with a member of the tea party and a member of the occupy movement. May 5, 2013Begins at 9 minutes into part one. Topics: Beneath, surface, morabito, freidrich, occupy, tea party
Beneath the Surface - May 5, 2013"The Occupy Movement vs. The Tea Party"Guests:Terra Friedrichs, Activist for Occupy Boston, andChristine Morabito, President of the Greater Boston Tea Party Topics: occupy, tea party, beneath, surface, murano, friedrichs, morabito
What exactly does it mean to place one's primary trust in God? To be primarily dependent on God means to be able to give up all other dependencies, whether they be to money, sex, material goods, drugs, comfort and security, television, internet, or anything else that takes precedence in our hearts over the kingdom of God. Impossible? Can one find freedom and happiness without following this first of the Ten Commandments? No and No. Topics: kingdom, dependence, God, vice, obsession, addiction, prayer, happiness, freedom
Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano"Mental Illness and Suicide"Guests: Kathleen Laplante, suicide survivor Mary X, mental health provider Bob L, philosopherHear Kathleen's story about surviving her father's suicide as well as her own attempt; and her new-found hope and change of attitude. Topics: mental illness, suicide, beneath, surface, euthanasia
Paul goes beneath the surface with music professional David Dominique about the meaning of music, our musical tastes, and what it says about us as a species and as a culture. Topics: music, jazz, classical, rock, culture, sounds, art
Everyone wants it, everyone strives for it, but what is it? What is happiness and how do we attain it? Have we lost sight of the road to happiness because we have lost sight of what it means to be human? Topics: happiness, human, nature, goodness, truth, leblanc
Join Paul and his guests as they talk about the recent controversy in the Cincinnati Catholic school system on their revised morality clause, and how Catholic morality clauses fly in the face of the secular humanist agenda today. The challenge for Catholic schools to remain Catholic.Guests: Bob Leblanc and former Catholic school teacher Sandra Madeline Topics: Catholic, schools, morality, clause, education, secular, religious, freedom
Beneath the Surface with Paul MuranoMarch 10, 2013"Mental Illness, Suicide, and Depression"Guests: Kathleen Laplante, suicide survivor Mary X, mental health provider Bob L, philosopherHear Kathleen's important story of surviving her father's suicide as well as her own, and how her life and attitude have drastically changed for the good. Topics: beneath, surface, murano, mental, suicide, euthanasia, depression
Ray McKenna, President of Catholic Athletes for Christ and John Tuturice join Paul Murano to go beneath the surface on the topic of sports. Why do we care about our teams? What is the relationship between sports and life? Is fandom a modern evolutionary version of tribal warfare? Should fighting be banned in hockey? Should steroids be ignored? Will future technology create even more problems for keeping sports fair? All of this and more are discussed. Topics: sports, Catholic, spiritual, fair, technology, steroids, McKenna, Tuturice, Murano, beneath, surface
Paul talks with Tom Duggan, editor of the Valley Patriot Newspaper, about his idea of the best, worst, and his personal favorite U.S. president in the nation's history. We also cover the media coverage of the snow and debate how best to deal with terrorism. Topics: Presidents, snow, terrorism, evil
Is faith a light? Or does it really produce darkness? Does it expand reason and enable the person to see beyond his natural scope? Or does it stifle reason?We tackle these questions and more. Topics: beneath, surface, faith, light, pope, Catholic, Christian, leblanc, murano
A self-proclaimed conservative and a self-proclaimed libertarian discuss the similarities and differences of their two philosophies of man, society, and government.Guests:Tom Weaver, conservativeMichelle McNeil, libertarian Topics: conservative, liberal, constitution, liberty, philosophy, government, authority, individualism,...
Great show! After breaking down the First Amendment in the first hour, hear two differing perspectives on how to approach terrorism in light of the First Amendment and the Pam Gellar cartoon contest incident in Texas. Topics: terrorism, moral, legal, amendment, speech, freedom, truth
Paul goes beneath the surface with John Tuturice on the notion of forgiveness, its meaning and repercussions, both on the individual and socio-political levels. Topics: forgiveness, mercy, will, anger, animosity, love, choice, healing
Join Paul as he talks with John Tuturice on the meaning of the family and its importance as a social entity. Is the family an extension of natural law? If so, what is meant by the family? Can marriage be dissolved? Can it include alternative unions? Does the state have an interest in defending the natural family? How do we know? Topics: family, marriage, union, sex, social, political, government, election, politician, party, natural...
Both commemorations at the end of January have a great deal in common. They are the civil rights movements of our time, resulting from the majority considering both groups to be "not fully human".Join Paul, Bob, Kathleen, and Tom speak about the irony of these grave injustices fought by the civil rights movement and pro-life movement. Topics: Life, freedom, mlk, unborn, injustice, movement, civil rights, roe vs. wade, martin luther king
Is science antithetical to religion? Are faith, reason, and science three complementary avenues to the same Truth? Why the polarities today in the media? What is their real agenda? Listen to Paul discuss these very important questions with his two guests John Tuturice and Bob Leblanc. Must-hear radio for every truth-seeker. Topics: science, religion, reason, faith, truth, scientism, fideism, rationalism, Catholicism
Listen to this fascinating dialogue as Paul and Bob go beneath the surface to discuss the body/soul relationship, and the intellectual challenges that go with it. Topics: soul, body, hylomorphism, materialism, physicalism, dualism, resurrection, reincarnation, Plato,...
Paul discusses the topic of death with Fr. John Grace, pastor of Resurrection Parish in Nashua, NH. Some points discussed: What is death? Were we meant to die? The disembodied soul. The resurrected body. Heaven, hell, and purgatory; the notion of limbo, the communion of saints, and much more! Topics: resurrection, soul, death, life, heaven, hell, purgatory, afterlife, eternal life, salvation
What are some of the underlying causes of anger and bigotry when it comes to race and religion? Go BTS with Paul and his guests Bob Leblanc and John Tuturice in this important discussion. Topics: Bigotry, discrimination, race, religion
Paul goes beneath the Surface with Tom Duggan, editor of the Valley Patriot, to explore the question of Political Corruption: Who Oversees the Overseers? Topics: politics, corruption, honesty, integrity, family, society, justice, white collar, culture, decay
Paul goes beneath the surface with Kent Niebuhr, father of seven, about the true meaning of marriage and family. In the second hour we are joined by Mary Jividen of marriageandfamilyrecovery.com. Topics: marriage, family, culture, sex, love, divorce, natural, human nature, truth
Paul goes beneath the Surface with Kent Niebuhr, Bob Leblanc, and Bernie Choiniere on the question: If God is all good and all powerful then why is there evil and suffering in the world? Topics: Beneath, surface, God, suffering, good, evil, love, kent niebuhr, bob leblanc, bernie choiniere
Paul talks with Bob Leblanc about the limits of free speech. What are its limits? Do we have an ethical right to say or express anything, anywhere? Topics: free, speech, ethics, freedom, liberty, rights, human nature, common good
Paul talks to Tom Duggan, Editor of the Valley Patriot Newspaper, about the ins and outs of the paper as well as the bash he held celebrating 10 years of free speech in the Merrimack Valley. Topics: valley, patriot, wcap, beneath, surface, duggan, bash, first amendment
Very important discussion with a mother, a college student, and a priest about the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, its causes and its effects, 41 years later.Guests: Mrs. Eileen Wood, Miss Caitlin Wood, and Fr. Dwight HoeberechtsAre we more culture of liberty or a culture of death? Topics: Roe, Wade, supreme, court, prenatal, homicide, abortion, life, choice, liberty, civil, rights,...
BTS Holy Week Special: Paul goes beneath the surface with guest Bob Leblanc on the meaning of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. How does this event affect us all?What is claimed? What is history and what is faith? How is mankind re-oriented to God as a result? These and many more questions are discussed. Topics: passion, death, covenant, union, justice, mercy, love, sacrifice, Jesus, Christ, Holy Week, Good...
Paul goes beneath the surface with Kent Niebuhr on the meaning and purpose of penance and sacrifice, and in the second hour we examine the question that former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani answered publicly, to the chagrin of many: Does Barack Obama love this country? Topics: penance, sacrifice, vice, holiness, country, nation, love